“We got Synergy this season. We’re all set for data.” Great! That’s a lot of data, great product, how are you using it? “Well….we don’t really know what it all…

Let’s talk about correlation.  For most teams, the season is over or just about to wrap up.  With a season’s worth of data available, you can really start to see…

## The Value of a Rebound: Part 2

We talked a few weeks back about valuing a rebound in some form or fashion.  We can’t really continue that conversation without talking about expected value.  Expected value is a…

## The True Value of a Rebound

Last week we tweeted out that we were working on a new stat.  I thought I would expand upon that here.  It could turn into a stat but it’s at…

## Five Things You Can Learn from the Play by Play

You get handed play by play with the box score after every game, so how can you best use this?  Here are five things you can learn from taking a…

## Assisting Teammates

Assist percentage is the percentage of a team’s assists accounted for by a player while they’re in the game, factoring in the total number of baskets a team makes during…

## DEE-FENSE!

This week let’s take a look at a couple of defensive stats: Steal Percentage and Block Percentage. Let’s start with the definitions. Steal percentage is the percentage of opponent possessions…

## Valuing Possessions

Let’s talk about how many points the last ten champs have scored per possession. The whole goal of measuring points in this manner is to do what we math geeks…

## Where Do The Points Come From?

Where do the points come from? This week’s look at the Last Ten Champs is a little bit of a sequel to the entry a few weeks ago about how…

## Defensive Shooting Percentages

We’ve looked at the offensive shooting numbers for the last ten champions, this week we’re taking a look at the defensive shooting percentages. On the men’s side, D1 was the…